CWI officials to assess Bangladesh’s COVID-19 response ahead of scheduled tour

    West Indies took on Bangladesh in the 2019 World Cup (File photo credit: Getty Images)

    Two Cricket West Indies officials will go to Bangladesh this week to assess their COVID-19 response ahead of a tour scheduled for January 2021.

    The West Indies are to play Tests and ODIs in what would be the team’s third tour since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    If the tour gets the green-light, the West Indies would be the first team to visit Bangladesh since the outbreak began.

    Heading to Dhaka and Chattogram are CWI Board Director, Dr Akshai Mansingh and CWI’s Security Manager Paul Slowe.

    They will tour facilities, look at bio-secure arrangements, attend matches in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup and look at the country’s COVID-19 response protocols.

    Following a report from the inspection team, a recommendation will be made on whether it is safe to tour Bangladesh early next year.

    West Indies are currently in New Zealand for two warm-ups, three T20 Internationals and two Tests.

    Earlier this year they visited England where and played three Test matches in what was the return to the game on the international stage.